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Al-Amir on Main

1734 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-2820
+1 803-401-5882
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1734 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-2820
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1 - 10 of 41 reviews

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Love the pizza, great service, super nice folks. I eat here at least twice a week for lunch. The staff is fantastic!

Thank yagottaluvit
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We stopped at the restaurant to escape the heat of the day. We were transported into an oasis of peaceful, tranquility. The ambiance of the restaurant is very inviting. The aroma of the food, the fragrance of the spices, the exotic music draws you in...More

Thank Liv H
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The place is roomy. I ordered a beef tenderloin, with pita bread. I got tenderloin on a bed of rice on a chipped plate. Did inform the server about this but was not in a mood to wait. Food is ok. Will return for a...More

1  Thank Peaceful H
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

First time eating at this restaurant, having friends from the Middle East I've had my share of true middle eastern cuisine. This place made my stomach smile because it tasted so authentic. I ordered half the menu and was impressed with every dish. I will...More

Thank Wolfe T
Reviewed 6 April 2017

If you're really into Middle-Eastern cuisine, you'll know that it does not fit the fast food industry. Food has to be slowly marinated and cooked. This was one of the few times I really had a great meal at a restaurant. It is just like...More

Thank OERamadan
Reviewed 31 March 2017

When our grandson comes home from college Al-Amir is on his must do list! Flavorful food, good portion size, fair prices.

Thank travelingrandma54
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I have been here several times, but decided to write a review. This place has really good food with an authentic Mediterranean flavor. It's one of my favorite places to go. Also, the prices are pretty reasonable.

Thank Barry K
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Mediterranean food served in a casual manner - in plastic baskets. Great hummus and pita. The gyro pizza is great. Staff is friendly. Good for business lunches or just with friends. Located across from court house and city hall so expect to see local movers...More

Thank Ellenduffycleary
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We love Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food, and this place is definitely the best place in Columbia for that. It's located on Main Street just blocks from the South Carolina State House. They have a wide variety of selections on their menu. We love their...More

Thank MathMomSC
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Originally, I had planned to order falafel when I visited, as it's been a long time since I've had it, but that changed when I saw that they had labneh. I haven't had labneh since I visited a friend attending Syracuse, and it was great...More

Thank Matthew O
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Tammy S
2 April 2016|
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Response from rorudupa | Reviewed this property |
I was there in April and they did not have alcohol.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1734 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-2820
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-401-5882
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